Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sock Perfection!

OH MY GOD! LOOK! Clear Clogs!!!

Fun for the whole family!

Friday, December 30, 2005

American Flag-ish Chullo Hat

American Flag-ish Chullo Hat
I'm ecstatic! I found a printout of the missing chart!

I also have the American Flag chart!

I hope Flor doesn't mind...wherever she got to...

If you use the chart, realize that as you do the top-down increases, the chart is showing half of the hat...but not EXACTLY half. There are four gores, eight stitches...but the chart is showing you FIVE stitches. If you don't "see" what you're doing clearly (and put stitch markers on your needles and mark their placement on the page) you'll wind up frogging a bit.

But, MAN it's a great hat. Knit one up in an hour and a half for my son. Pic to follow.


Here's pieces of the original page. I'll be making the earflap hat on the left for my son and his friend...but I'll be guessing as I go.
ah well...

Ireland Mists Hat

Ireland Mists Hat
Hm...ol Flor seems to have disappeared about a year ago. I hope she comes back and rescues her site. Her Chullo hat was spectacular and now we just have to guess about the top and charts...sigh.

Sunday, December 25, 2005
Nice Kool Aid Cheat Sheet at the bottom of this Knitty page!

Streets and YOs: Self-striping

Streets and YOs: Self-striping
HOLY COW! Another one! But this looks slightly different and less math-heavy...probably not as good on the stripe end.

See Eunny Knit!: Techniques: Self-striping yarn

Brilliant! And here we were just saying that self striping sock yarn MUST be done by computer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Boot Socks for the DH

So, some posts on the Townsend Sock group at Yahoo made me think...boot socks...hmmm...I have the lovely and warm thick Lamb's Pride...maybe I should try some Queen Kahuna socks with the thick stuff (3-1/2 sts to the inch) and see if I can make my DH some nice, warm, boot socks.

I like.
But more importantly, HE likes...and they're warm.
You decide.
And another shot.
Nice, eh?
And the sexy ankle/heel shot.
The shot of color is where I added some real sock yarn to the ball of the foot to TRY to prevent holes. The heels I'm destined to replace, though.

Pants Pants Revolution - The Gap squanders a great Spike Jonze ad. By Seth Stevenson

Pants Pants Revolution - The Gap squanders a great Spike Jonze ad. By Seth Stevenson

Pants Pants Revolution - The Gap squanders a great Spike Jonze ad. By Seth Stevenson

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Just had to reprint this!

The most hilarious knitting site I've ever seen. And on that note--knitting--I need to fix our charity knitting blog and I should also include a link to our little Croton Blog. Maybe I'll move our charity blog over to Blogspot...I just need to find out how to add links to the right margin. We'll see...

Hurricane Katrina blanket call

Blankets for Biloxi - An Urgent Need

Today, in the middle of December, tens of thousands of people are huddling in tent cities or trailers or cars in the Gulf Coast of this country. In Mississippi on August 29th, 65,000 buildings were destroyed and 65,000 were damaged; in one of the counties every single car was destroyed. During the summer, the residents of this area were working and taking care of their families and today most of them are cold and broke.

The people of Mississippi are a proud people. For the last 3 years in a row, although they have the lowest per capita income in the country, they have donated the highest percent of their income to charitable giving and they don't ask for handouts easily.

We were told about this by Steve Richer, Executive director of Mississippi's Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has transformed the nature of his work over the last 3½ months and has been totally immersed in getting help for the people of his state. Steve called because he heard that Lion Brand was looking for a location where our readers could send donations to help keep those who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina warm in this cold weather. As we spoke he was driving in his car through police barricades near the beach. "It is hard to imagine the devastation down here. This is the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. All we can do is keep people warm and healthy and get them back to work. A few nights ago, we had a terrible rain and the temperature was 30 degrees. Imagine you are a mother with two children, living in a tent under these conditions. It is mind-blowing. People are not getting the help that they need fr om the government. They are getting vital assistance from faith based organizations and private individuals."

A recent editorial in the local paper, the Sun Herald has these words from the people of Mississippi:

We are here. Do not forsake us.

We are no footnote.

And one more thing...

Thank you. To every out-of-state volunteer, to every friend and family member who has sent supplies or prayers, we sincerely thank you.

And we ask that you do one more thing: Call your senators and your congressional representative and ask them to support additional aid for South Mississippi's recovery.

Lion Brand is asking our loving knitters and crocheters to help. Blankets are desperately needed. Prayer shawls and any other means of helping keep people warm are welcome. You can use our printable prayer shawl cards or Lion Brand Art cards to attach a personal note to the items you send. A hand-made donation will mean a lot! If you send blankets, please send those that are warm and clean. For the next 2 months warmth is crucial. If you don't have a gift to send now, it will be welcomed when you have finished it, especially in January. Here is the address to ship to:
The Fox Den
c/o Mr. Randy May
2nd Street @ Menge Ave.
Pass Christian, MS 39571

Monday, December 05, 2005

Knitted two sided hat for Vera...

Well, everyone's going to have to wait for a pic of Syd's shrug. After all that I forgot to take a pic...but this is vera's hat.
She never asks for anything, and then asked for a hat. The inside is handspun, the outside is lace and green cashmere.
A nice hodgepodge, but classy looking cloche.
Then there's that cute kid of mine...
Tra la...